Pellucidar and The Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen | Pie Bolton | Pellucidar (2018)This piece by Pie Bolton entitled Pellucidar (2018) was part of The Dirty Dozen exhibition which ran from 18 July – 23 August 2018 at the subterranean Campbell Arcade in Melbourne based on one of Edgar Rice Burrough’s science fiction novels Pellucidar. Also referenced in this piece are the seven books in the fictional ‘Hollow Earth’ Pellucidar series written over a 47-year period by Burroughs from 1916-1963.  Titles include: At The Earth’s Core (1916), Pellucidar (1917), Tanar of Pellucidar (1929), Tarzan At The Earth’s Core (1929), Back to the Stone Age (1939), Land of Terror (1944); Savage Pellucidar (1963). (Bolton also includes some quotes taken from Earth’s Core, Dover Press page 67).

  • The Dirty Dozen defines itself as ‘subway grit meets art.’ The artists who show through this initiative have their works displayed in the subterranean arcade leading to and from Melbourne’s Flinders Street railway station; in one of twelve glass display cases.
  • These have been reactivated as exhibition space by Creative Spaces and made available to creative artists.

Creative Spaces is a program of City of Melbourne’s Arts Melbourne branch. It sources secure refurbished and managed studio rehearsal and exhibition space for creative people. The program manages over 130 studio spaces in five buildings and runs a website that lists thousands of creative spaces across Australia.

  • Discover more about The Dirty Dozen at Creative Spaces or go to @creativespaces.

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